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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Tailfins of Airlines I've Flown!

About a year ago, I put together a compendium of tailfins of all the airlines I've flown in in the last 15 years..

I still remember my first flight - on AirAsia to Bangkok.. Back then the fare was about RM200 return, which was quite a lot for a student.. I remember saving up so hard and then staying in a cheap 400bht/night 2 star lodge.. That was then..

It's different now as I can afford better and certainly have travelled well beyond just Bangkok..

So let's recap on the post again :)


They are in no particular order of when I flew with them.. can you name them?

1. Tigerair - to Singapore, Melbourne (from Sydney)
2. Jetstar - to Singapore, Sydney (from Brisbane)
3. AirAsia - to Bali, Bangkok, Taipei, Hong Kong, Penang, JB, Singapore, Krabi
4. Cathay Pacific - to Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei (from Seoul)
5. Emirates - to Dubai, Milan and from Amsterdam
6. Lufthansa - to Bangkok
7. Singapore Airlines - to Singapore, Hong Kong
8. Thai Airways - to Bangkok
9. Qatar Airways - to Phuket
10. Malaysia Airlines - to JB, Kuching, Bangkok, Phuket, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bali, Taipei, Brisbane, Osaka
11. Fireflyz - to Penang
12. Vietnam Airlines - to Ho Chi Minh City
13. KLM - to Jakarta
14. Silkair - to Singapore

Of all airlines, I've only flown business in Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines (both short and long hauls) and Qatar Airways before so I can't say for the rest..

In terms of aircraft types, I've flown in A380, A330, A320/A319, B777, B737, ATR-72 among those I can remember.. the best is still A330 - sorry but I don't find A380 any comfortable other than that it's steady (maybe because I was flying Emirates A380 to/from Europe, long flights, lousy service and a myriad of nationalities that I dislike)..

Last but not least, a world map of all the airports I've been to...






Thursday, 29 January 2015

Mini Syok Sendiri Getaway

Spending two nights in a mountainous resort by myself because I got the room for free for my birthday.. I brought a long my new soft toy, his name is Turtur.. He was born in Cairns, Australia so he is an Australian.. 



Immediately after this, I'll be flying off to my next Getaway to spend time with my BFF and explore Jakarta for the only one time.. 

So this one week holiday will be my birthday break.. Cos the next holiday, can be possibly during Christmas!! 

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!! :)

Today is my birthday :)

Awww.. stop it you :P

I am 32 today!

I don't keep my age (or birthdate) a secret because what is there to hide? They say a woman will never reveal their age, but I am proud that I've grown so much, wiser so to speak.. one year by one year I see myself grow, and people around me grow older as well.. some already with kids and all..

Thank you for all the love from all of you.. I may not know everyone, but it won't stop me from just being nice today and say thank you! :)

My week-long holiday-cum-celebrations starts now.. but first, a full day of tradeshow event and ends with cocktail party (I almost so want to say - in my honour! HAHAHAHA)..

I wish everyone a great health and prosperity through and through.. love you all!!!



Much love from me to all of you!
xoxoxo







Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Why I will never get a tattoo

When I was still in school, my friends and I vowed to one another never to smoke..

Look at us, all of us were/is/am smoking by the time we left school, some still are, some quitting (like me)..

We also vowed never to get inked - well, at least none of us are inked, yet!
I have always thought tattoos were cool.. like I wanted a tribal design on my shoulder or down at my back just right at the butt.. but after returning from a trip to Japan, I decided NOT to do any tattoo forever..

LOL.. I think I'm good enough with one-sided earring.. and my favourite ear stud always have some kind of stone in it (either clear or black stone, but I prefer black one more), small enough to be presentable yet not big enough like ah beng.. I have a few other ear studs that I don't really wear though haha...

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Company Trip - Part 1

Over the last 3 days, 5 busses and several flights departed KL, one flight from Penang, one flight from Kuantan descended in Johor Bahru for the company annual dinner cum teambuilding event in Legoland..

Before departing KL

The entrance to the hotel
We all stayed in DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, a short stroll away from KOMTAR/City Square.. The area has changed so much from the last 10 years I last roam these streets on the weekends..

The cool thing about the hotel is the 24-hours gym that nobody ever uses, and the pool, freaking cold water thanks to the winds blowing from the Johor Straits.. it also has a jacuzzi which I uses on Saturday evening with sore cramped legs..

From the hotel, you can see the Woodlands customs and immigration.. Our initial thought was to cross into Singapore, none brought along passport and too tired to travel much after reaching JB..

My room with the clear glass shower

Toilet

Closer view of the toilet

Sharing the room with my colleague

And my colleague snaps a pic of me peeing...... 

Pool

Gym

Welcome Gift and the iconic Doubletree by Hilton cookie

So on the next morning, I woke up at 6am and use the gym.

Working out at 6am

Getting ready for Legorace teambuilding event

Must pose at the entrance of Legoland!

At the entrance with the backdrop

And sometime for selfies

More selfies

Posing with a colleague

Yes - must bite the Legoland ticket.. Because if you ask me to pay for the entrance, I will not.

One for the album

Team 2 Captain

More selfies at the entrance

High up in the observation deck

Hello!

"Congratulations Team 2! You're the first team to check-in!"
Unfortunately my team only won 3rd place.
Between us and 2nd place and first place, we're just 2 points behind.
A very close race indeed!

I did have some time to selfie in the jacuzzi while resting my tired legs and body.
Just soaking up in the tub and enjoying the view (outside lah!)

Opening act for the annual dinner.
No selfies because I was just dressed in normal casual clothes and nothing fancy.

I won a RM50 Isetan voucher from the lucky dip, and another RM40 Jusco voucher from participating in a game on stage.. I volunteered to go on stage to play a game and pit against 4 of my male colleagues in a beer-drinking game, drinking from baby bottles!

It was tough because I haven't sucked on one since 1984!! LOL.. I think the photos are somewhere.. Will dig for it once get back to the office..

The next day, we headed for Johor Premium Outlets on our way back to KL, stopping for a quick shopping time, and lunch..

Selfie with some of my dept colleagues..

More selfies..

And boys will be boys.. looks like he just likes to take picture of me peeing..
Btw, I shared the hotel room with him.. my gila punya colleague







Friday, 23 January 2015

Off to Johor Bahru

I have been quite busy of late, with many things on my minds.. sometimes to the tipping point..

I need a break.. a holiday that is.. Ok make that 4..

First up.. Johor Bahru & Legoland for company annual dinner, 5 buses departs today from our KL headoffice and we'll be staying in Doubletree Hilton's for the weekend.. Theme is Black & White and I've picked out quite a conservative pair of clothes - nothing fancy..

I was made the team leader for the team building event in Legoland and volunteered myself for all the rides (not like they're scary..) cos I love thrills and what not..

I have also seen the lucky dip and lucky draw prize lists.. yum yum.. lots of hotel stays and even more flight tickets to destinations around the world (unfortunately, all economy class but to destinations further and farther, this time including USA and Canada!.. booyahhh last 2 years I won a Cathay Pacific Hong Kong business class ticket!) THAT IS MY AIM!! Of course, there's like a lot of iPhone6 on the list, countless more iPads in the list as well as travel packages and what nots related items.

I am so sleepy now..

Next week I'll be only working 2 days, while attending a tradeshow on my birthday in a hotel in KL Sentral area.. and then I'm done - going on a one-week holiday for my next 2 holiday getaways thanks to the long weekend KL people get.. Flying with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines for the first time, let's hope it will be a good flight although I've heard bad reviews about the seating especially :)





Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Truth hurts.

The other day I was having an early birthday dinner with my didi in Sunway, catching up and all.. We've known each other for more than 9 years now.. we're talking about the years gone by and somehow, we arrived at the topic that we're not young anymore.. I'm turning 32 next week!

At the same time, our parents are also growing old..

Like it or not, its true..

I have been doing my level best to spend as much time with my parents as possible because I realised this..

That parents won't be around forever - they're not exactly young anymore..

Assuming I see them a day or two each month (sometimes 2 months only gone by before I see them once), it means I only see them accumulatively a some few days a year - including Chinese New Year.. How much more time do I have with them?

The hardest part of growing up is realising your parents are growing old.. Spend more time with them, while you can..



PS: Those whose parent(s) are no longer around - I'm sorry. 



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